Is it Deception, or Lying?
Was Paul Ryan lying repeatedly in his acceptance speech last Wednesday? As countless fact-checking articles later claimed, Stephen Hayes thinks it's an unfair charge. "Here’s the funny thing about most of these articles," he says in the Weekly Standard today. "They fail to cite a single fact that Ryan misstated or lie that he told. In most cases, the self-described fact-checks are little more than complaints that Ryan failed to provide context for his criticism of Barack Obama."